Sunday, August 15, 2010

Tree catcher.

A tattered web at trail's edge holds lifeless gnats and a by-catch of birch seeds.

Brown pin-point dots within Manila wings are the seeds of paper birch. Wind-dispersed, they are produced in the millions, a means to quick colonization, but also 999,999 ways to fail.

Spider is nowhere to be seen, perhaps overwhelmed. Build another web, somewhere less birchy.

1 comment:

Tim said...

That's a lot of potential sons o' birches.

Thx for the post, never knew what tree produced them till now.